Christmas Shopping the Smart Way

18 November 2008) Everybody is aspiring to cut down on Christmas spending this season, while still giving joy to their loved ones with great gifts. The two are not irreconcilable. Here are a few tips on how to find good deals on bidorbuy.

  • Africa’s largest online auction site and marketplace has great deals on auctions, many of them starting at R1. However, do not scoff at the “buy now” merchandise either. As a rule, fixed price items bought on bidorbuy will cost ten to thirty percents less than in shops.
  • Shoes or clothes are possibly the trickiest category to buy online. It is worth your while to re-check your size in a brick-and-mortar store before ordering online. Brand-name clothes are especially well suited for this, because there is no danger of size discrepancy. A pair of Guess jeans in size 38 online is guaranteed to be the same as the size 38 pair of Guess jeans offline. The only difference being – the former will as a rule be cheaper.
  • Dedicate some time to searching bidorbuy before you press that “buy” button. Someone else may be offering the same item, but at a lower price.
  • Check whether the items can be returned for credit.
  • Calculate the shipping costs into the price of the item.
  • Whenever you can, save on delivery charges by buying more than one item from the same seller.

Remember that delivery takes time. Most bidorbuy sellers abide strictly to the rule: money first, then the goods. In other words, it’s no use trying to soften them with some sentimental story in hope that they will make an exception in your case and send the merchandise without waiting for the payment. Instead, start your bidorbuy Christmas shopping on time – and the time is now.

About bidorbuy

bidorbuy is South Africa's largest online marketplace. Established in 1999, the company has created a safe and convenient way for people to buy and sell goods online. As a virtual trading place that brings buyers and sellers together and allows them to buy and sell virtually anything at a fixed price or in an exciting auction format, bidorbuy has created a thriving online marketplace.